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US Coalition Strikes Hospital Building in Mosul - Central Command

© AP Photo / Senior Airman Matthew Bruch, US Air ForceAnti-ISIL airstrikes
Anti-ISIL airstrikes - Sputnik International
The US-led coalition against Daesh carried out a requested strike by Iraqi forces on a hospital building in Mosul that was used by the terrorist group, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a report.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — CENTCOM explained that on December 6, Iraqi Security Forces attempted to seize Daesh-used Al Salem hospital complex in Mosul that served as a base of operations and command and control headquarters for the terrorists.

"On Dec. 7th, after Iraqi forces continued to receive heavy and sustained machine gun and rocket propelled grenade fire from ISIL [Islamic State] fighters in a building on the hospital complex, they requested immediate support from the Coalition," the release said on Wednesday. "In support of the Iraqi Security Forces, Coalition aircraft conducted a precision strike on the location to target enemy fighters firing on Iraqi forces."

The operation to liberate Mosul, which was occupied by Daesh in June 2014, has been ongoing since October mid-October.

The offensive is led by Iraqi soldiers and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and is backed by the US-led coalition.

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